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2009-04-13 14:03:13

Robyn Moore, who has been married to U.S. actor Mel Gibson for more than 28 years, has filed for divorce, People.com said Monday. The news follows media reports that the film star and Oscar-winning director has been seeing another woman. People magazine said on its Web site Monday that court papers show Moore blamed irreconcilable differences for the split. The former dental nurse is seeking joint physical and legal custody of their only child who is still a minor, 9-year-old Thomas, and is...

2009-02-26 19:25:35

The Jerusalem Rabbinic Court has granted a divorce to the youngest couple to ever apply in Israel, a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old husband. A spokeswoman for the Rabbinic Courts Administration said the groom's parents insisted on the divorce after they discovered that he and his young wife had married under Jewish law by exchanging vows in front of two witnesses, giving one another rings and consummating the relationship, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. We want young people to...

2008-11-28 00:43:32

The U.S. divorce rate has been dropping and some couples have much better odds than the often-quoted 50-50 chance of wedded bliss, researchers say. Betsey Stevenson of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School said the divorce rate has been falling in the United States since 1979. And, she said, the rate can vary widely according to demographics. For many of these folks, their divorce rates so far have fallen substantially compared with previous generations, Stevenson said in a...

2008-10-15 12:00:21

Publicists for U.S. pop star Madonna and British filmmaker Guy Ritchie have confirmed the couple plans to divorce, the BBC reported. The Sun Wednesday morning said a statement confirming the celebrities are ending their marriage had been prepared and was to be issued "imminently." The newspaper said the couple decided to announce the breakup because they "can't bear to live with the pretense any longer." Ritchie has been on the promotion trail for his new film "RockNRolla" and is getting...

2006-08-23 20:20:22

By Frances Yoon SEOUL (Reuters) - Monday morning is the busiest time of the week at divorce courts in South Korea as couples queue to end their marriages after bouts of weekend bickering. "Too many angry couples come to court for a divorce after an argument erupted over the weekend," Judge Yoo Jae-bok of the Taejon Family Court told Reuters. "They need counseling, not an on-the-spot divorce." On Monday mornings in particular, angry couples storm into divorce courts with tales of...

2006-02-23 19:46:52

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - After waiting patiently at No. 2 for two weeks, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton capture the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "When I Get Where I'm Going" (Arista), replacing Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel" (Arista) after a six-week reign. It's the fifth chart-topper for Paisley and his first since "Mud on the Tires" held pole position the week of February 5, 2005. It's the 25th No. 1 for Parton, and her first...

2005-12-24 10:04:55

Study finds levels of happiness don't return to what's reported before breakup Breaking up may be hard to do, but getting over it is even harder for many people, new research shows. A divorce can alter a person's sense of happiness over the long-term, beginning in the period leading up to the split and stretching well beyond that, the German study claims. "Divorce does seem to cause a permanent decline in levels of happiness," said study author Richard E. Lucas, an assistant professor in the...

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Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

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